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Credential Update Weekend 21st & 22nd July 2023
21 - 22 July 2023

, New Zealand

The New Zealand Branch is excited to bring you a fun-filled, dynamic, interactive programme at our annual educational event on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July. The topic for this event is Contractile Dysfunction.

The Credential Update Weekend is for all clinicians who have completed a Part C course or beyond. This is your opportunity to make sure you are up to date with the latest MDT procedures, extend your knowledge and have your techniques checked by our faculty. The weekend is always fun, informative and offers lots of opportunities to network with other clinicians.

Tendinopathy is labelled by many authors as a troublesome, common pathology, present in up to 30% of medical care consultations involving musculoskeletal conditions (Canosa-Carro et al, 2022). Within the McKenzie Method of MDT classification system, tendinopathy is referred to as Contractile Dysfunction.  Contractile Dysfunction is the clinical presentation where symptoms are produced with sufficient loading of the musculotendinous unit.

This workshop will present an update on current literature including epidemiology, pathophysiology, histology and tendon load requirements. It will look to present both the typical and atypical aspects of Contractile presentations and review how the MDT history and physical examination including the use of repeated movements can help differentiate the classification of Contractile Dysfunction.  Management decision making will focus on applying the principles of load management.

Day one will include common lower limb Contractile Dysfunction presentations with case studies and practical sessions. Day two will start with a presentation from a local Orthopaedic Surgeon and continue with common upper limb Contractile Dysfunction presentations.

The two day course will be open to any clinician who has completed an MDT Part C course or beyond. The course will be presented by MINZI Faculty.

 Register for both days now so you don't miss out.